2021 JHTM Online Research Symposium

Tourism & Hospitality Research in the New Normal: ARE YOU READY?

Dates

19-20 October 2021 – Research Symposium
2 November 2021  – Paper Hackathon: pitch presentations

Background

The Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management (JHTM) is the official journal of CAUTHE (Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education Inc.). JHTM is recognised as one of the top ranked journals in its field. Currently, JHTM has an SSCI impact factor of 5.959 and it is ranked 17/58 of journals in hospitality, leisure, sports and tourism, and 61/226 of journals in management (SSCI Journal Impact Factor rankings).

The JHTM is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary journal that publishes research making clear and significant theoretical and practical contributions in the fields of travel, tourism, hospitality, leisure, recreation and/or event management. The journal welcomes theoretical and methodological pluralism, as well as it equally values both conceptual and empirical research studies.

The 2021 Online Research Symposium & Paper Hackathon

Purpose and theme

The JHTM has been hosting an annual research symposium and paper hackathon since 2017. The two events were cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. This year, we are pleased to bring these events back, using an online format. We believe this format can help increase the scope and impacts of these events, and maximise its benefits to the international research community.

The continuous growth and advancement of JHTM greatly rely on the support and engagement of the research community, contributing authors, reviewers, readers and supporters. Thus, we are committed to create this platform of knowledge sharing and exchange and to give back to the whole community. This is particularly important during the time of hardship, when almost everyone has experienced greater challenge to cope with demands from work and life. Despite a lot of destructions, budget cuts, changes and stress in our work environments, researchers are even more pressed to publish and (out)perform. These adverse circumstances penalise more early and mid-career scholars (and those who are relatively new to research), as they have little access to scholarly events, such as conferences and workshops, where they could develop or further enhance their research skills, seek mentorship supports, and build their own research networks that are essential for collaborations.

The 2021 JHTM Research Symposium & Paper Hackathon aim to provide researchers professional development and networking opportunities. Taking an online format, the events bring together internationally well-known scholars and industry professionals to share their experience and knowledge about contemporary issues in tourism research and industry alike. Embracing its title Tourism & Hospitality Research in the new normal: ARE YOU READY?, the events’ programme features various interactive, edutaining, thought stimulating but also provoking sessions that enable us to develop and challenge our research skills and mindsets and prepare us to address the research challenges and exploit the opportunities arising in the post COVID-19 period.

Research Symposium: aims and program

The 2021 JHTM Research Symposium brings together editors, researchers and industry professionals to share their expertise, network, foster conversations between researchers and the industry, with the aim to advance research in the field of tourism, hospitality and events.

This year the symposium’s theme is Tourism & Hospitality Research in the new normal: ARE YOU READY? and the program features:

  • Two eminent keynote speakers, one well-established scholar and one worldwide tourism professional expert, sharing their knowledge on their specific area of expertise.
  • Two discussion panels elaborating on contemporary issues in research and publications:
    • A discussion panel bringing together editors of top ranked journals to discuss What is and how to judge research originality: reflections and tips from the editors’ mind
    • A discussion panel on The new normal of tourism research: opportunities and challenges featuring distinguished researchers and industry professionals
  • Eight interactive workshops delivered by internationally known scholars. Each workshop focuses on a specific aspect of research. Holistically, these workshops present and explain to participants how to design, implement and publish research studies from conceptualisation, research design, to data analysis, paper writing, submission and revisions. These workshops are great professional development opportunities to both early career and mature researchers.
  • An interactive well-being workshop on Achieving Durability delivered by an internationally known professional expert

Program overview

Adelaide, South Australia Time

19 October 2021

08:00 – 8:15

Welcome

Opening: 2021 JHTM Research Symposium & Paper Hackathon

Editor-in-Chief: JHTM
Professor Marianna Sigala, University of South Australia

Editorial Team: JHTM
Associate Professor Emily Ma, University of Massachusetts
Associate Professor S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh, Taylor’s University Malaysia
Dr. Edmund Goh, Edith Cowan University

08:15 – 09:15

Keynote Speaker

Professor Bob McKercher, University of Queensland
Bad Special Interest Tourism research and how people confuse activities pursued with motivations to travel

 

09:30 – 10:30

Discussion Panel

What is and how to judge research originality: reflections and tips from the editors’ mind

Chair
Associate Professor Leonie Lockstone-Binney, Griffith University

Panel Members
Professor Sara Dolnicar, Editor-in-Chief Annals of Tourism Research, University of Queensland
Professor Anders Gustafsson, Editor-in-Chief Journal of Business Research, BI Norwegian Business School
Professor Cathy Hsu, Editor-in-Chief Tourism Management, Hong Kong PolyU
Professor Fevzi Okumus, Editor-in-Chief international Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida
Professor Marianna Sigala, Editor-in-Chief Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Management, University of South Australia

 

10:45 – 11:45

Research Symposium Workshops: four parallel sessions

Workshop 1: The Art of writing literature reviews
Professor Justin Paul, University of Puerto Rico

Workshop 2: How to prepare manuscripts for submission and handle revisions to JHTM?
Dr. Edmund Goh, Edith Cowan University

Workshop 3: Theory in the study of tourism – origins, adaption, impact and retirement
Professor Noel Scott, University of Sunshine Coast

Workshop 4: Designing quality research – From ideas to publications
Associate Professor Emily Ma, University of Massachusetts

 

12:00 – 13:00

Well-being Workshop

Avoiding workplace burnout – Human Durability Derrick McManus

Derrick is an ex-Special Operations policing, sniper, recovery diver and counter-terrorist operative, who survived being shot 14 times with a high-powered rifle and lying on the ground for three hours before rescue.

How to go beyond the bounce back of resilience with mental fitness, agility and strength to manage your greatest challenges.  

 

20 October 2021

15:00 – 16:00

Speed Dating- Mix & Match

Formation of Paper Hackathon teams

 

16:15 – 17:30

Discussion Panel

The new normal of tourism research: opportunities and challenges

Chair
Professor Marianna Sigala, University of South Australia

Panel Members
Dr. Allison Anderson, Principal, Episteme
Amery Burleigh, General Manager, Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai
Professor Joseph Cheer, Wakayama University
Dr. Freya Higgins-Desbiolles, Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Tourism, University of South Australia
Steve Hood, Vice President, Smith Travel Research

 

17:45 – 19:00

Keynote Speaker

Peter Jordan, Head of Insights, TOPOSOPHY

How does Gen Z differ from Millennials, and why this is important for your destination marketing strategy?

 

19:15 – 20:15

Research Symposium Workshops: four parallel sessions

Workshop 1: Using Fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA)  in quantitative research
Associate Professor S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh, Taylor’s University Malaysia

Workshop 2: Getting your qualitative research published
Dr. Julia Albrecht, Otago University

Workshop 3: Qualitative data collection using online / hard laddering technique
Dr. Syed Rahman, Macquarie University

Workshop 4: Experimental design and data analysis – tips and tricks
Professor Lawrence Fong, University of Macau

 

2 November 2021

17:30 – 20:30

2021 JHTM Paper Hackathon Pitch Event

Paper presentations by the hackathon teams

 

20:45 – 21:45

Discussion Panel: Meet the JHTM editorial team

Editor-in-Chief: JHTM
Professor Marianna Sigala, University of South Australia

Editorial Team: JHTM
Associate Professor Emily Ma, University of Massachusetts
Associate Professor S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh, Taylor’s University Malaysia
Dr. Edmund Goh, Edith Cowan University

A detailed program is available at 2021 JHTM Paper Hackathon

Registration

The 2021 JHTM Research Symposium & Paper Hackathon are supported and funded by CAUTHE. The 2021 Research Symposium & Paper Hackathon will take place online. Participation is FREE but real-time participants numbers will be capped to enable quality interactions and debates. Please ensure to register your interest to attend on time if you wish to participate online. The online sessions will be video-recorded and shared with all registered scholars to be watched for a limited time period.

Please register by 10 September 2021 online at:

Sponsor

The 2021 JHTM Research Symposium & Paper Hackathon are supported and funded by CAUTHE.

Contact

If you have any questions about the 2021 JHTM Online Research Symposium & Paper Hackathon, please contact:

Prof Marianna Sigala
Editor-In-Chief of JHTM
Chair of the 2021 JHTM Research Symposium & Paper Hackathon

Or

Dr Samaneh Soleimani
Chair of the Volunteers’ Organising Committee

Scientific Committee

Chair

  • Professor Marianna Sigala, Editor-In-Chief JHTM, University of South Australia, Australia

Members

  • Associate Professor Emily Ma, Associate Editor JHTM, University of Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • Associate Professor S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh, Associate Editor JHTM, Taylor’s University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. Edmund Goh, Associate Editor JHTM, Edith Cowan University, Australia

Organising Committee

Overall Chair

  • Professor Marianna Sigala, University of South Australia, Australia

Chair of the Volunteers’ Organising Committee

  • Dr Samaneh Soleimani, Australian Institute of Business, Australia

Members of the Organising Committee

  • Fani Eythimiou, PhD Candidate, Hotel and Tourism Management, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
  • Jia Geng, PhD Candidate, Department of Tourism, Sport & Society, Lincoln University, New Zealand
  • Sabiha Matin, PhD Candidate, Newcastle Business School, The College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle, Australia